Entries tagged with: Jesus

Communicating Jesus’ Way (Revised)

By: Charles H. Kraft

This greatly expanded edition of Kraft’s book Communicating the Gospel God’s Way guides us in our attempt to understand how God seeks to communicate the gospel to unbelievers. Kraft shows that God desires His people to deliver His message through human life not merely formulaic explanations or printed words.


Sharing Jesus in the Buddhist World (SEANET 1)

By: David Lim and Steve Spaulding, eds.

This book on Christian missions to the Buddhist world not only provides understanding of many Buddhist cultures, but provides culturally relevant ideas on sharing Jesus with Buddhists around the world. It lives up to the editors’ goal “to provide the global church with knowledge and understanding of the Buddhist world and how to reach it for Christ.”


Sharing Jesus Effectively in the Buddhist World (SEANET3)

By: David Lim, Steve Spaulding, & Paul De Neui, eds.

This is the third book in the “Sharing Jesus in the Buddhist World” series, written by evangelical mission “reflective practitioners” who are committed to developing more effective ways to win the Buddhist peoples to the Lord Jesus Christ. The opening chapter describes “The Changing Demographic Context of Global Buddhism”; the next six describe some of the best models of mission approaches for reaching Buddhists; and the last four depict some past and present “people movements” or “church planting movements.”


The Centrality of Christ in Contemporary Missions (EMS 12)

By: Mike Barnett & Michael Pocock, eds.

Is Jesus really the only way? What is unique about Christ and missions? How can a new understanding of Jesus Christ bridge the gap between modern positivism and post-modern relativism? Can we learn from the model of Jesus how to be more effective mission workers? This volume (Number 12) of the annual Evangelical Missiological Society series offers answers to these questions and more as it discusses the clear and relevant communication of the centrality of Jesus Christ.


That Man Who Came to Us

By: Sawai Chinnawong & Paul De Neui

That Man Who Came to Us tells the story of the life of Jesus Christ through traditional Thai art. Featuring black and white line drawings inspired by an art form born in northern and central Thailand, That Man tells the story of Christ as fully God, yet fully human. Artist Sawai Chinnawong employs the regions’ popular distinctive artistic style originally used to depict Buddhist moral principles and other religious themes.

A meditative and teaching tool, That Man is a simple yet powerful book that communicates Christ in both the Thai and English languages. The book also includes cultural notes and scripture references for further study. By depicting Christ in the context of Thai tradition, That Man proves the many ways Christ is present—and can be found—in every culture.


Come and See

By: Edward Rommen

The mission of the Church is to introduce the person of Christ to individual human beings who by faith enter into communion with God. This does not involve adapting information to a particular context, but rather establishing the context prescribed by God for the presence of Christ wherever we happen to be among the peoples of the world. Contextualization, then, creates a new invitational core context which is host to the presence of the divine person. This is defined with the help of the gifts of ecclesial Tradition, which enables conditions that facilitate communion, and which thus helps us engage the world.